When I'm on one of the
NTS nets and have a message to send in the ICS-213
for NTS traffic?
Thanks, Adam (WK4P) for providing me with a copy of Dave (W4DNA) response.
From: W4DNA -
Subject: RE: ICS-213
To: "'Adam Lawler'" <firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 7:09 PM
Here is the current answer:
188.8.131.52 RELAYS THROUGH MANUAL NETS/STATIONS
If the contents of an ICS-213 form (etc.) must be sent through intermediate manual relaying stations on Local, Section, or nation-wide
NTS nets and NTSD, a Radiogram must be created with a valid preamble, address of the destination station or site, the ICS-213
contents entered into the text block, and a valid signature, including, as necessary, Op Notes and full a signature with return address,
phone and/or email contact information. The Radiogram received-from and sent-to record sections must be
completed. The ICS-213 contents must be modified to comply with Radiogram punctuation rules for
the text so that standard voicing or CW transmission methods may be used. This can be cumbersome, but
the ICS-213 itself is not suitable as a radio communications format, lacking the tracking and record
attributes of the standard ARRL Radiogram.
This comes from guidance for NTSD (Digital) communications, but addresses "Manual Nets/Stations". It will cause some fuss with
the ARES community, but we'll be talking about that this weekend during a "Section Cabinet Retreat". (By the way, if you have anything
else you'd like me to bring up, let me know!)
This passage comes from the "Methods and Practices Guide" - THE guide for NTS traffic.
73 de W4DNA - Dave
North Carolina Section Traffic Manager
AEC Central Carolina SkyWarn, Wayne Co.
ARECC Mentor/C-CE CI/CE
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